With the temperatures suddenly dropping and memories of the sunny post-lockdown weather now fading into the distance, now is the time to start thinking about autumn.
A season known for falling leaves, earlier evenings and gradually cooling temperatures, autumn brings with it a number of things to think about in regards to your oil tank.
We’re here to run through a few of these in this blog post, helping keep your oil tank in tip-top condition ready for the colder months.
Here’s what you need to do:
Step One: Service Your Oil Tank
Chances are that, despite being in your home a lot more often due to the coronavirus pandemic, you won’t have needed to use your oil tank much at all over the summer.
Therefore, before you start using it again, it’s generally a good idea to get it checked after being left dormant for so long. This will help ensure the system is still working as safely and effectively as it was before you decided to stop using it a few months back.
The first thing you’ll need to do is monitor the tank yourself, looking for any external signs of damage.
Then, once you’re satisfied everything is in check, arrange a boiler service with an OFTEC-registered technician to give you that extra peace of mind it won’t be breaking down any time soon.
Step Two: Get Your Oil Ordered Early
While you may not be ready to turn your oil tank back on just yet, the last thing you want to do is discover you need more oil when you are eventually ready.
Therefore, to prevent this from happening, get your oil ordered earlier on to ensure your tank is well stocked up. That way, you will be able to feel rest assured that you will have enough oil to get you through the colder months of the year.
Plus, since many people leave ordering their oil too late, you can beat the rush and potential price hike by ordering it earlier on. In essence, the longer you leave it, the greater the likelihood that you could be in for a very cold and potentially expensive Christmas.
Would you like more advice on how to prepare your oil tank for autumn? If so, contact our team today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.